Dr Bramley Murton
Geological and geochemical research into the evolution of oceanic crust, its interaction with the oceans and the formation of mineral deposits.
I am Associate Head of Marine Geosciences and lead the NOC Marine Mineral Research team. My expertise is in oceanic crust and the formation of mineral deposits including volcanic and tectonic processes, hydrothermal circulation and metalliferous mineralisation. I use and develop a combination of technologies including remote and autonomous underwater vehicles, seafloor geophysics, geology, petrology and geochemistry to investige sub-oceanic mantle melting, volcanic activity and the formation and fate of seafloor mineral deposits. I currently lead a NERC funded project on the formation of seafloor Fe-Mn crusts (MarineE-tech); and am a prinicpal investigator on the EU funded project on the prospectivitty of seafloor massive sulphide deposits as metal-rich resources (Blue Mining).
Links to further information on specialist area or projects:
IODP-UK: Steering Committee, IODP: EPSP